The College of Central Florida continues the International Film Series with “The Night of the Living Dead” on April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Screenings will take place at the Ocala Drive-In theater, 4850 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, for free. Free online streaming is also available.
An online discussion follows on April 28, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with Sezin Koehler.
George Romero’s seminal 1968 horror film showcases Barbra and her brother Johnny being attacked by a strange, lurching man while visiting their uncle’s grave. Johnny is killed but Barbra manages to escape to a nearby farmhouse as more of these murderous flesh-eating people come out of the woods. Barbra is quickly met by Ben, a Black man who quickly takes charge of the situation and everyone’s safety as best he can all the while they continue to be violently set upon by hordes of the undead. Besides being considered a horror classic, the film has been recognized for its social commentary on race in America.